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IND vs AUS LIVE: Ex-coach Ravi Shastri makes STRANGE demand for Nagpur Test, says ‘I want the ball to turn from Day 1’ – Check out

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ex-coach Ravi Shastri makes STRANGE demand for Nagpur Test, says ‘I want the ball to turn from Day 1’ – Check out

IND vs AUS LIVE:  Australia have been unable to beat India on their own turf in the past due to their struggle against the spin.  Ahead of the opening Test of the Border Gavaskar series in Nagpur, the visitors held a preparatory camp in Bengaluru to tackle Indian spinners. However with days left before the […]

IND vs AUS LIVE:  Australia have been unable to beat India on their own turf in the past due to their struggle against the spin.  Ahead of the opening Test of the Border Gavaskar series in Nagpur, the visitors held a preparatory camp in Bengaluru to tackle Indian spinners. However with days left before the 1st Test, ex-coach Ravi Shastri has came out with a STRANGE demand to make the match really interesting. Follow IND vs AUS LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Speaking in a virtual press conference arranged by Star Sports, Shastri demanded for pitch assisting spinner from Day 1. He said,  “I want the ball to turn from Day 1! If you lose the toss, so be it. You want to see the ball turning a bit. Or something there for the bowlers on offer from Day 1. It’s your strength. You’re playing at home. Capitalise on it,”

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ex-coach Ravi Shastri makes STRANGE demand for Nagpur Test, says ‘I want the ball to turn from Day 1’ – Check out

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IND vs AUS LIVE: Ravi Shastri on Team India showing resolve against Australia 

Besides demanding a turning pitch in Nagpur, Shastri also lauded Team India for showing their resolve against Australia  in the past few series.  He added, “Just what Australia does to sides who tour there, India does to sides who tour here. Australia will really have to be on top of their game to really threaten India,” .

He even rated India vs Australia as the greatest rivalry in modern-day sport, “No question. It’s not just the cricket on the field. The buzz that an India-Australia series creates is second to none in world cricket. India is one of the teams that has really competed against Australia”.

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“That’s what has got everybody to watch the series. More than anything else, credit must be given to the Indian players for making that happen. Australia always had a reputation: of playing in a certain fashion and dismantling sides”.

“For India to step up and play them at their own game speaks volumes for the way the Indian players have performed over the last few years.”.

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Team India’s past performance in Nagpur

Speaking of Team India has an impressive record in the longest format of the game at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) in Nagpur. So far India has played a total of six matches at this very venue with India winning four matches. One match ended with a draw, while in 2010 South Africa beat India by an innings and six runs. The last meeting between both teams at this venue was in 2008 and India went on to win the match by 172 runs.

India squad for first two Tests: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Ex-coach Ravi Shastri makes STRANGE demand for Nagpur Test, says ‘I want the ball to turn from Day 1’ – Check out

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